Thursday, November 19, 2020

Theo (update 1)

 

Theo! (archival image)

Thank you everyone for your purrs, prayers, and kind words - I am very grateful. It has been a stressful day. All day I've not been able to stop wondering how Theo was doing.  I took most of the day off from work, because I just couldn't focus.

Nahum, Mr. Comforter, spent the entire afternoon in my lap.


They started prepping him at 11am with a CT scan so they could plan their surgery with more precision, then surgery started at 1pm and took two hours.

We received two phone updates from the neurosurgeon. She noted the surgery went very well, the tumor was massive, and that she was able to see in the cavity between brain hemispheres and didn't see any bleeding, which was her chief concern. Post-surgery, Theo was awake and sedated, looking around, licking his lips - all good signs. Then she called back a few hours later to report he is eating his dinner, a really good sign. (We've never known Theo to pass up food!) She said they all did the happy brain dance! Yah!!! Right now, he is slated to return home on Saturday.

It sounded like from what neurologist said yesterday that her biggest concern was possible bleeding between the hemispheres, but she feels pretty good that is not happening as she got a good look at that area. So, we are feeling hopeful and encouraged by this news. I'm sure he will have a long road of recovery. Vet said it may take him some time for his brain to settle back out, especially because of the size of the mass.

Yah! Go Theo!!

12 comments:

  1. I am so glad to hear he did well with the procedure. How scary for all of you! Hoping he continues to improve and does well. Hugs!

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  2. That dear sweet boy. We share your optimism and will be sending purrs and prayer non-stop for a good and timely recovered. Come on Theo, you've got this.

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  3. I am glad everything went so well. I am praying for him.

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  4. So glad to read this ! Purrayers continuing !

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  5. OH what a good thing for me to read the very first thing in the morning. Thank God.

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  6. This is fantastic news. Paws and fingers are crossed for Theo's recovery. I'm amazed at your access to this level of vet surgery and care; nothing like this would be available in our area.

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  7. So glad to hear this. Will keep you in our purrs.

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  8. The BEST news! I will continue to pray and send purrs to Theo for a quick and uneventful recovery. Yay Theo!

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  9. We are so very glad that Theo is through this big surgery. Cats are so resilient and have such strong healing we are hoping things continue to go well! Our purrs and prayers will continue dear friends!

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  10. Oh I am so glad to hear that the surgery is over and Theo is doing so well. continued purrs and prayers for your sweet boy.

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  11. Continued purring for Theo; glad to read that things are looking good.

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